Greek Theatre Festival: Ion

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE CLASSICAL GREEK THEATRE FESTIVAL
ION

by Euripides

Free pre-performance lecture, 4:00 pm

BRIEF SYNOPSIS
“Kreousa, queen of Athens, and Xouthos, her foreign husband, arrive at Delphi to ask Apollo’s help in ending their childlessness. The god, however, had long ago raped her and left her with a son whom she bore in secret and abandoned. Unknown to her, Apollo brought the boy to Delphi and raised it to become a temple servant. Now, when the boy is entering manhood, Apollo bestows him on Xouthos as the latter’s child. Kreousa, who does not know the truth, reacts to her husband’s good fortune by trying to kill -as an interloper- the very son she has despaired of finding. The attempt providentially fails, but it is only after the boy in turn threatens Kreousa with death that the Pythia at last reveals the birth tokens that permit the mother to recognize her son. The child of Kreousa and Apollo will now shoulder Athenian destiny, and Xouthos will be left content that the boy, whom he named Ion, is really his own.” Peter Burian

 

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September 25 2017

Details

Date: September 25
Time: 5:00 PM
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Tickets on Sale: August 14
Minimum Age: Recommended for ages 12+ (minimum age: 6)
Cost: $9-12

Venue

de Jong Concert Hall

Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center

Organizer

BYU Dept. of Theatre and Media Arts
Website: Visit Organizer Website